World Languages at Ohrstrom

This week, we have a guest blogger – Jenny Qu, one of our Library Proctors:

“Hi SPS! Welcome to the Ohrstrom Library Blog. Here you can embark on a journey through the rich tapestry of languages in our community. As Nelson Mandela once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Our library is more than just a repository of books; it’s a reflection of who we are as a community. We include the World Language Collection to create a space where students can feel seen, heard, and valued. In the past, students have recommended books in their native language to the library, and this collection honors those students and their favorites.

We invite you to contribute to our library’s world language collections. Share your favorite books, magazines, or any resources in your native language. Your recommendation will be considered for addition to the library world language collection!”

To see what’s in the library now, please visit Here are a few of Jenny’s selections from the Library’s World Language collection:


3 Responses

  1. Angelina

    My favorite book in my language(Chinese) is “To Live” by Yu Hua (活着 作者余华). It’s about a person called Fu Gui and how he manages to keep on living despite experiencing various unfortunate events.

  2. nemo

    青蛇 and 霸王别姬 by李碧华
    城南旧事 by 林海音

  3. Jacqueline

    I would strongly suggest we get 骆驼祥子(Richshaw Boy),《红楼梦》(Dream of the Red Chamber),《活着》(To Live),《中国近代史》(The Rise of Modern China),《城南旧事》(Memories of Peking: south side stories). They are all very famous and very good! I love them so much.
    《窗边的小豆豆》was my favorite book when I was younger. I think this is a really good one because the students in Chinese classes could probably also be able to read it (I read it in Chinese but it might be a Japanese book.)

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